Agency Information Collection Activities: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs, 28602-28605 [2020-10205]

Download as PDF 28602 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10206 Filed 5–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the School Meals Operations (SMO) Study’s continuation of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN–OPS II, OMB control number 0584–0607) information collection with updated survey instruments beginning in school year (SY) 2020–2021. This study will collect supplemental administrative data, including data on the CN COVID– 19 waivers. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Holly Figueroa, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Pl, 5th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Holly Figueroa at 703–305–2576 or via email to Holly.Figueroa@usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Holly Figueroa at 703–305–2105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-based Child Nutrition Programs. Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0584–0607. Expiration Date: 08/31/2022. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: FNS administers the schoolbased Child Nutrition (CN) Programs (i.e., the school meal programs) in partnership with States and local school food authorities (SFAs). Section 28(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary to conduct annual national performance assessments of the school meal programs. FNS plans to conduct this annual assessment through the School Meals Operations (SMO) Study for school year (SY) 2020–2021. The SMO Study will also collect timely data from State agencies on the use and effectiveness of the CN COVID–19 waivers, as required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PL 116–127). The SMO Study is a revision of the currently approved Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN–OPS II). It will collect timely data on policy, administrative, and operational issues on the school-based CN Programs, including, but not limited to, the preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help FNS obtain: 1. General descriptive data on the characteristics of school-based CN Programs to inform the budget process and answer questions about topics of current policy interest; 2. Data on program operations to identify potential topics for training and technical assistance for SFAs and State Agencies (SAs) responsible for administering the CN programs; 3. Administrative data to identify program trends and predictors; 4. Information on the use and effectiveness of the CN COVID–19 waivers. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The activities to be conducted subject to this notice include: • Collecting administrative data from 69 State Agency Directors that are reported on forms FNS–10, Report of School Program Operations, FNS–418, Report of the Summer Food Service Program for Children, and FNS–44, Report of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (which are approved under OMB# 0584–0594 Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS), which is currently under review at OMB). • Conducting a web survey of 69 State Agency Directors. • Conducting a web survey of 1,266 SFA Directors. Note: Personally identifiable information (PII) will not be used to retrieve survey records or data. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments: Respondent groups identified include: (1) SFA Directors for public schools, and (2) State Agency Directors from all 50 States, 5 territories and the District of Columbia. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 1,341. This includes (1) 69 State Agency Directors who are expected to participate in the administrative data collection and the State Agency Director survey (3 of the 69 State Agency Directors are also expected to participate in the pretest), and (2) 1,272 SFA Directors. Six SFA Directors are expected to participate in the pre-test of the SFA Director web survey; these pretest participants are unique respondents and will not be included in the sample for the SFA survey. An additional 1,266 public SFA Directors will be included in the sample for the SFA Director web survey, of which 1,012 are expected to respond. The total number of respondents also includes 254 non-respondents whom FNS expects will not respond to the study activities. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: State Agency Director respondents will be asked to complete an initial telephone meeting and respond to an administrative data request one time. SFA Director and State Agency Director respondents will be asked to complete their respective web surveys one time. In the event of non-response, State Agency Directors may receive a reminder email, phone call, and a last chance postcard until the target of 69 respondents is reached. Similarly, SFA Directors who do not respond may receive reminders via email, phone, or post card until the target number of 1,012 respondents is reached. FNS estimates that respondents will average 5.47 responses (5,946 responses/1,087 respondents) across the E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES entire collection, with non-respondents averaging 10.5 responses (2,676 responses/254 non-respondents). Across all participants in the collection (respondents and non-respondents) the average number of responses is 6.4 (8,622 responses/1,341 total respondents). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 8,622. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time per response ranges from 3 minutes (0.05 hours) to 20 hours depending on the instrument, as shown in the table below, with an average estimated time for all participants of 17 minutes (0.28 hours) per response. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28603 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 146,635 minutes (2,443.92 hours). See the table below (Table 1) for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 EN13MY20.001</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 28604 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices [FR Doc. 2020–10205 Filed 5–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket No. RUS–20–ELECTRIC–0020] Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice; comment requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named agency to request Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of RUS Electric Engineering Architectural Services, and Design Policies and Procedures. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulations Management Division, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4227, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 720–2825. Email arlette.mussington@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an existing information collection that the Agency is submitting to OMB for extension. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent by the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and, in the lower ‘‘Search Regulations and Federal Actions’’ box, select ‘‘RUS’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select RUS–20–ELECTRIC–0020 to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Title: 7 CFR part 1724, and Part 1738, Electric Engineering, Architectural Services and Design Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0118. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Agency requires borrowers to use standard contract forms under certain circumstances. The use of standard forms helps assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, that the Agency’s loan security is not adversely affected, and that loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the intended purpose. Standardization of forms by the Agency results in substantial savings to Borrowers. If standard forms were not used, borrowers would be required to prepare documents and the government would require extensively and costly review by both the Agency and the Office of General Counsel. RUS Form 220, ‘‘Architectural Services Contract.’’ may be used per 7 CFR 1724.21(a) and RUS Form 236, ‘‘Engineering Service Contract Electric System Design and Construction.’’ may be used per 7 CFR 1724.31(b). These two forms were previously required to be used but are no longer required to be used according to a Federal Register notice published July 9, 2019. These two forms have been removed from the previous version of this information collection package. The contract forms included in this collection of information are RUS Form 211, ‘‘Engineering Service Contract for the Design and Construction of a Generating Plant’’. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Businesses, not-forprofit institutions and others. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28605 Total Annual Responses: 4. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Arlette Mussington, Innovation Center— Regulations Management Division, at (202) 720–2825. Email: arlette.mussington@usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10213 Filed 5–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–822, A–301–804, A–729–804. A–560– 837, A–475–843, A–557–819, A–421–814, A– 517–806, A–791–826, A–469–821, A–583– 868, A–723–001, A–489–842, A–823–817, A– 520–809] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. Alex Villanueva; AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3208. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Petitions On April 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) filed in proper form on behalf the E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28602-28605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: School Meals Operations 
Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision 
of a currently approved collection for the School Meals Operations 
(SMO) Study's continuation of the Child Nutrition Program Operations 
Study II (CN-OPS II, OMB control number 0584-0607) information 
collection with updated survey instruments beginning in school year 
(SY) 2020-2021. This study will collect supplemental administrative 
data, including data on the CN COVID-19 waivers.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Holly Figueroa, Food and Nutrition 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Pl, 5th Floor, 
Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the 
attention of Holly Figueroa at 703-305-2576 or via email to 
[email protected]. Comments will also be accepted through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and 
follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will 
be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this information collection should be directed to Holly 
Figueroa at 703-305-2105.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Title: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-
based Child Nutrition Programs.
    Form Number: N/A.
    OMB Number: 0584-0607.
    Expiration Date: 08/31/2022.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: FNS administers the school-based Child Nutrition (CN) 
Programs (i.e., the school meal programs) in partnership with States 
and local school food authorities (SFAs). Section 28(a) of the Richard 
B. Russell National School Lunch Act authorizes the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Secretary to conduct annual national performance 
assessments of the school meal programs. FNS plans to conduct this 
annual assessment through the School Meals Operations (SMO) Study for 
school year (SY) 2020-2021. The SMO Study will also collect timely data 
from State agencies on the use and effectiveness of the CN COVID-19 
waivers, as required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PL 
116-127).
    The SMO Study is a revision of the currently approved Child 
Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II). It will collect 
timely data on policy, administrative, and operational issues on the 
school-based CN Programs, including, but not limited to, the 
preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of 
program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for 
technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help 
FNS obtain:
    1. General descriptive data on the characteristics of school-based 
CN Programs to inform the budget process and answer questions about 
topics of current policy interest;
    2. Data on program operations to identify potential topics for 
training and technical assistance for SFAs and State Agencies (SAs) 
responsible for administering the CN programs;
    3. Administrative data to identify program trends and predictors;
    4. Information on the use and effectiveness of the CN COVID-19 
waivers.
    The activities to be conducted subject to this notice include:
     Collecting administrative data from 69 State Agency 
Directors that are reported on forms FNS-10, Report of School Program 
Operations, FNS-418, Report of the Summer Food Service Program for 
Children, and FNS-44, Report of the Child and Adult Care Food Program 
(which are approved under OMB# 0584-0594 Food Programs Reporting System 
(FPRS), which is currently under review at OMB).
     Conducting a web survey of 69 State Agency Directors.
     Conducting a web survey of 1,266 SFA Directors.
    Note: Personally identifiable information (PII) will not be used to 
retrieve survey records or data.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments: Respondent 
groups identified include: (1) SFA Directors for public schools, and 
(2) State Agency Directors from all 50 States, 5 territories and the 
District of Columbia.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents is 1,341. This includes (1) 69 State Agency Directors who 
are expected to participate in the administrative data collection and 
the State Agency Director survey (3 of the 69 State Agency Directors 
are also expected to participate in the pretest), and (2) 1,272 SFA 
Directors. Six SFA Directors are expected to participate in the pre-
test of the SFA Director web survey; these pretest participants are 
unique respondents and will not be included in the sample for the SFA 
survey. An additional 1,266 public SFA Directors will be included in 
the sample for the SFA Director web survey, of which 1,012 are expected 
to respond. The total number of respondents also includes 254 non-
respondents whom FNS expects will not respond to the study activities.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: State Agency Director 
respondents will be asked to complete an initial telephone meeting and 
respond to an administrative data request one time. SFA Director and 
State Agency Director respondents will be asked to complete their 
respective web surveys one time. In the event of non-response, State 
Agency Directors may receive a reminder email, phone call, and a last 
chance postcard until the target of 69 respondents is reached. 
Similarly, SFA Directors who do not respond may receive reminders via 
email, phone, or post card until the target number of 1,012 respondents 
is reached. FNS estimates that respondents will average 5.47 responses 
(5,946 responses/1,087 respondents) across the

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entire collection, with non-respondents averaging 10.5 responses (2,676 
responses/254 non-respondents). Across all participants in the 
collection (respondents and non-respondents) the average number of 
responses is 6.4 (8,622 responses/1,341 total respondents).
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 8,622.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time per response ranges 
from 3 minutes (0.05 hours) to 20 hours depending on the instrument, as 
shown in the table below, with an average estimated time for all 
participants of 17 minutes (0.28 hours) per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 146,635 minutes 
(2,443.92 hours). See the table below (Table 1) for estimated total 
annual burden for each type of respondent.

Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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